Chuck Grassley will step down as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and to lead the Senate Finance Committee upon the start of the next congress. This puts Lindsey Graham up front to become the next SJC chairman.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) might be the next Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) chairman once Senator Chuck Grassley steps down to take a new position as leading the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) when the next Congress begins.
Graham gained popularity during Brett Kavanaugh's hearing before he was confirmed into the Supreme Court. Graham criticized the Democratic Party and their attempt to take down Kavanaugh with non-credible sexual assault accusations from Christine Blasey Ford. Graham referred to their attempt as a sham.
Grassley was the chairman of the SFC twice before. He served for them once in 2001, then again from 2003 until 2007.
If the next chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is chosen based on seniority, then Graham is in line to land the position. He would also oversee the president's judicial nominations," according to Fox News.
Grassley made a statement about the economy while talking about his next role.
"The economy is better than it’s been in years and there’s a sense of optimism about the future of our country that people haven’t felt in a long time thanks to the pro-growth policies of a Republican President and a Republican majority in Congress,” Grassley said in a Friday statement. “Looking ahead, at the Finance Committee, I want to continue to work to make sure that as many Americans as possible get to experience this good economy for themselves."
I very much appreciate Senator @ChuckGrassley's leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 16, 2018
He chaired the committee with a steady hand, sense of fundamental fairness, and resolve.
His leadership serves as a model to us all.
Graham has a sense of humor and has been often referred to as "WOKE" by fans who admire his joking demeanor. Graham was also a major force during Kavanaugh's hearings, bringing fire and fairness to a place where people were divided on a Supreme Court nominee because it could sway the balance of power for decades.